IN THIS ISSUE

Mark Abernathy
These arrangements too often become a hindrance instead of a help. Simple precautions today can help prevent major headaches later on.
Q&A
The colorful president of the People's Medical Society foresees fewer hospitals, more DM, "teledocs," and an end to legislation by body part.
Tim Olsen
Doctors who use the news media to criticize others, rather than initiate a constructive dialog about difficult issues, help erode the profession's influence.
News and Commentary